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Woman charged with drug possession

37 year-old Bayonne resident Jennifer Lopez was arrested on Friday July 28, at 12:21 a.m.

She was charged with burglary, theft, possession of a hypodermic syringe, possession of heroin paraphernalia, possession of prescription drugs without a prescription, and an outstanding burglary warrant from Jersey City.

While off duty, Detective Arturo Gonzalez saw Lopez in the area of Thirteenth and Washington Streets. Gonzalez knew her from past investigations and followed her. He saw her allegedly enter a building near Tenth and Bloomfield streets and exit with a package. He watched her walk with the package and opened it as she walked. More officers then arrived on scene to back him up and attempt to stop her. Gonzalez identified himself and placed her under arrest for alleged package theft which was not addressed to her. While under arrest Lopez allegedly voluntarily handed over several syringes along with seven wax folds of suspected heroin. She was transported to headquarters where she was processed and later remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

*Crackle * Are you there? Over

Hoboken resident Thomas Steed, 24, was arrested on Thursday July 27 at 5:09 p.m. Steed was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and an outstanding warrant from Secaucus for bail jumping.

Officers Ryan Houghton and Ramon Estrella were on patrol in the Hoboken Housing Area when they saw Steed in the area of Fourth and Harrison Streets. The officers knew he had an outstanding warrant and placed him under arrest. He allegedly had a walkie-talkie as well as 50 empty Ziploc bags in his possession commonly used to store and distribute drugs. According to the press release the officers believed the walkie-talkie was used to communicate with other while allegedly distributing narcotics. Steed was remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Jersey City resident arrested on multiple drug counts

Jersey City resident Christopher Bale, 32, was arrested on Saturday July 29 at 2:50 a.m.

He was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of PCP, three counts of possession with intent to distribute, three counts of possession within 1,000 feet of a school, three counts of possession within 500 feet of a public park, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to make lawful disposition of the drugs to law enforcement, resisting arrest, and driving while intoxicated.

Officers Michael Losurdo and Joseph Dimartino were dispatched to the area of Fifteenth and Madison Streets on a report of an allegedly intoxicated person getting into a Nissan Rouge. The officers arrived to find the defendant in the car. The officers approached and smelled PCP. The driver allegedly refused to exit the vehicle. The officers attempted several times to get him out of the vehicle but the driver allegedly resisted by tensing his body and allegedly refused several commands to exit the car. The driver then grabbed a backpack from the back seat and would not let it go. The officers were finally able to remove Bale and the bag from the car. The bag allegedly contained cocaine, marijuana, PCP, a scale, and other drug paraphernalia. Officers also found cigarettes allegedly laced with PCP and money believed to be the alleged proceeds of a drug deal. Bale was transported to the Hoboken University Medical center for treatment and then remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Man arrested for assault, alleged accomplice not found

Hoboken homeless person Juan Rodriguez, 54, was arrested on Saturday July 29, at 2:31 p.m. He was charged with simple assault, bail jumping, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Special Officer Christopher Barral, Sergeant Dennis Figueroa, and Det. Anthony Olivera were sent to the area of Third and Garden Streets on the report of an assault. The victim stated she was allegedly assaulted by a man and woman who had just left. The victim was acquainted with the couple. She stated that when she was allegedly assaulted she observed Rodriguez allegedly holding a knife at his side. She was transported to the Hoboken University Medical Center for treatment.

Later, they received a call that the same man and woman were allegedly in a fight in the area of Third and Bloomfield Streets. The officers were able to locate Rodriguez but not the woman. He was arrested and remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Burn your tongue?

Jersey City residents Hector Gonzalez, 36, and Nelson Ledesma, 28, were arrested on July 29 at 4:25 p.m.

Both were charged with possession of PCP, being under the influence of drugs, and defiant trespass. Ledesma was additionally charged with tampering with evidence.

Officer Tyrone Huggins was on patrol in the Hoboken Housing Authority area when he saw two men in the area of Third and Harrison Streets passing a brown lit cigar back and forth to each other. Huggins approached and saw Ledesma allegedly place the cigar in his mouth to conceal it. Huggins smelled PCP and requested for back up and officers Joseph Cahill and Ricky Truppner arrived. Both men were arrested and transported to headquarters for processing before they were remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Man arrested in high-end wallet theft

Hoboken resident Edward Monogon, 21, was arrested on Monday July 31 at 6 p.m. and charged with burglary and theft.

Detectives Robert Roman and Anthony Olivera were investigating leads for a burglary and theft to a vehicle that had occurred on Saturday July 1. Olivera determined that Monogon had allegedly entered a parked vehicle in the area of Eleventh Street and Willow Avenue. The victim reported a Louis Vuitton wallet, valued at approximately $700 was taken from the vehicle. On Monday July 31, Roman observed Monogon walking in the 200 block of Ninth Street. Roman knew there was an arrest warrant on Monogon and placed him under arrest. He was transported to headquarters for processing and remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Alleged shoplifters apprehended

On Wednesday Aug. 2 the Hoboken Police Department arrested Jersey City residents Melvin Jones, 54, and Lloyd Worthy, 51, at 9:37 a.m.

Jones was charged with two counts of shoplifting and one count of bail jumping and Worthy was charged with three counts of shoplifting.

Officers William Oquendo and Libon Schemety were sent to a local drug store on downtown Washington Street on a shoplifting report.

Before the officers arrived the men left the business. The officers were given descriptions and they were found a short distance away. The stores loss prevention officer informed the police that the men allegedly shoplifted two earlier times as well.

In total they are accused of stealing over $1,300 in merchandise. Both men were remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Man arrested for alleged bicycle theft attempt

On Friday Aug. 4 at 7:08 p.m. Jersey City resident Eddie Candelaria, 48, was arrested and charged with theft, criminal mischief, and possession of burglary tools.

While on patrol Detectives Christine Collins and John Quinones observed Candelaria standing next to a bicycle rack at 1400 Garden St. They recognized him from previous bike theft investigation. They observed him allegedly remove an object from his fanny pack and then using bolt cutters cut the lock off of a bike. Collins identified herself to Candlaria and placed him under arrest. While handcuffing him she noticed the open fanny bag contained multiple tools commonly used to commit burglaries. The bike was returned to its owner. Candelaria was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

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